From the Back Cover
Join lighthouse experts Ray Jones and Bruce Roberts on a tour of the beautiful and historic navigational beacons that dot the coasts and lakes of the United States. This fully illustrated guidebook describes more than 500 lighthouses, detailing their history and architecture and providing full information on visiting or just viewing them. Before describing each light, the authors provide an engaging overview of lighthouse history, with insights into the life of lighthouse keepers and surprising facts about the amazing Fresnel lenses. For lighthouse lovers and maritime history buffs alike, this is the most comprehensive guide to the lighthouses of America.Inside you'll find practical information including: directions to the lights; details on access and visiting hours; advice on the best vantage points for viewing and picture-taking; nearby sites of interest. (6 x 9, 304 pages, color photos, b&w photos)
About the Author
Bruce Roberts is a photographer whose work has appeared in Life, Sports Illustrated, and Time-Life Books. He was director of photography at Southern Living magazine.
Ray Jones has served as an editor for Time-Life Books, as founding editor of Albuquerque Living magazine, and as senior editor at Southern Living magazine.